The Basics of a Winder


Winding material into a coil is a common automation application with a lot of technology at the core.  Winders are used in many industries.  The thickness of the material can range from a heavy gauge steel, a thin plastic, standard paper, aluminum foil, to even toilet paper.  Pretty much any material that can be coiled up for more economical transport and delivery to the customer is coiled up on a winder.  In general, the lower the cost of the material, the faster the rates the manufacturers need to run to produce their product efficiently.  Some of these products can be run at many thousands of feet per minute.

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